Chandra Digest (Feb 7): PKS 1127-45

Status Report From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2002


PKS 1127-145: Chandra Scores A Double Bonus With A Distant Quasar Two discoveries from a distant quasar - an enormous X-ray jet and an X-ray shadow cast by an intervening galaxy - are giving astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory cause to be doubly excited. These two independent results reveal information about a supermassive black hole at the center of the quasar as well as the amount of oxygen in a distant galaxy billions of years ago.

Operations CXO Status Report (Friday 02/01/02)

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of the Gamma-ray Burster GRB020127 that was accepted as a Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 29 Jan following its detection in outburst. <


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